Credit: Claire Lloyd (2023)

Alix Edwards




English , Spanish


PoetryFictionNon-FictionSpoken WordChildren and YA 


Representing Wales Recipient 

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Alix Edwards is a multiplatform artist, writer and facilitator based in Cardiff, Wales. Alix Edwards uses photography, large-scale paintings and spoken word to explore untold histories, resilience, loss and shame. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, London and an MA in photography from Central Saint Martin’s Her art has been exhibited in England, Wales, Spain and LA and her poetry has appeared in many publications including Penny Thoughts, Poetry Wales, Marble Magazine, Haus Arrest and Cardiff Review.
In 2019 Alix received an Arts Council Wales bursary to explore Magdalene laundries in Wales. A survivor of dv, Alix participated in Representing Wales 2022-3 and wrote a poetry pamphlet that challenges assumptions about domestic abuse with mentorship from Rhian Edwards. In 2018 she set up Company of Words events to encourage those new to writing to perform their work. Her mission is to empower people through connecting with their creativity, and she has run arts projects with the Salvation Army, Women’s Aid. FiLiA and Treorchy Time Capsule. During her childhood Alix was a carer for her father and recently created a series of artworks and poems with Cardiff Metropolitan University to raise awareness about diabetic neuropathy. She is working on a YA novel set in Cardiff, Wales and a thriller about the disappearance of teenage girls on the Mexican border. She loves walking barefoot on the sand, swimming in the sea, dancing to salsa music and baking chocolate cake.
“My current practice looks beyond the suffering and the stories to create a sense of hope and freedom. Empowering others through workshops which focus on wellbeing and inner strength is an integral part of my practice. Through my own work I invite others to seek out small moments of beauty and to find calmness and solace in the safe and magical space that creativity offers in our most difficult moments.”